AN INDEPENDENT cinema is hoping to ‘revitalise people’s love for cinema’ by hosting a three-day film festival.

Zeffirellis is an Ambleside-based theatre which also has an ‘authentic pizzeria’ and jazz café.

The cinema will be the home of Inward Eye Film Festival this November.

The event has been organised by Dorothy Smith, managing director of Zeffirellis and Charlotte Wontner of Hopscotch Studios.

The festival will see a mixture of full-length and short films being played for cinema enthusiasts.

Tom Gower, operations manager at Zeffirellis, said: “Inward Eye Film Festival started in 2019 and due to Covid we were unable to complete it in 2020 and 2021, so it is exciting to return for 2022.”

The Inward Eye Film Festival will be a three-day long event, with over 30 different films on show. The films have been split into three themes; Origin and Dreams, Secrets and Escapes, and Risk and Reflection.

“We also have some special Q&A and some of the film directors and stars coming along to host these,” said Mr Gower. “Recently it was announced that the Edinburgh film festival, which is the longest running film festival, won’t be continuing as it isn’t viable anymore.

“In this day and age where streaming is taking over we felt it was really important to hold this festival to revitalise people’s love of the cinema as there’s nothing quite like watching a movie on the big screen!”

The event will be taking place from November 10-12.

Zeffirellis is offering day passes as well as a three-day pass. There is also a special rate for students.

A one day pass will set you back £20 or £12.50 if you are a student, for a three-day pass it costs £50 or £30 if you are a student.

Tickets for individual films may also be purchased from the box office on the day of the screening.

For more information, visit the festival website at: